Tape, broomsticks, and safety cones used at nuclear power plants to manage leaks

Many, if not all of our readers, saw the photo that was leaked out of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to the press, which showed a massive pipe that had been leaking saltwater which had been directed into a floor drain using plastic, tape, and broomsticks.

“If that’s nuclear technology at work and that’s how we’re going to control leaks I think the public should know,” the inside source at San Onofre said.

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This week, TEPCO released their own version of this photo, which was taken inside of the crippled Unit 4 reactor building, showing a orange safety cone which has been flipped upside down to direct leaking materials into a hose which has been attached with duct tape.

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Source: MSN

Source: TEPCO

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  1. etal00@yahoo.com'

    I’m not surprised by this. I was there for 18 years until I was terminated for ‘not being able to do a good job.’ I was uncovering a lot of NRC violations. Naively, I tried reporting such to the company thinking they would do something to correct the descrepancies. Instead, I was attacked and terminated on trumped up accusations of being in inept in the performace of my duties while they covered up the violations I found.

    Here’s something to chew on — gang members have been hired up there. I know of one that worked in security. His mother, who works in background checking got him and his wife (her daughter) in. Her daughter works in payroll. So you have to wonder how many other gang members are employed there.

  2. etal00@yahoo.com'

    I reported the violations I saw to Senator Barbra Boxer.

    • Thanks for your service. Wish we could say this is the first time we have heard this story coming out of San Onofre. Your findings with the background check lapses are very intriguing, please feel free to send us any more information for our database.

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